Although the hotel is on a busy thoroughfare, there’s no street noise
It's a 10-minute stroll to the Croisette
The spa has one treatment room; be sure to book at least 24 hours ahead
A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout
Parking on site
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Elegant 19th-century mansion with 11 apartment-style rooms, a petite spa and a daily cocktail hour
Villa Garbo, on tony Boulevard d’Alsace in the heart of Cannes, puts all that’s sought-after on the Riviera — Beach! Sand! Beautiful people! — at your fingertips. Just a 10-minute walk from the Croisette, the city's seafront promenade filled with restaurants and shops, the hotel puts people watching and prosecco sipping within easy reach. The original 1884 exterior evokes a Renaissance mansion, and the interiors are done in muted tones with Edwardian-style furnishings. The entrance is through a private locked gate, and the lobby feels more like a living room than something you’d see in a hotel.
Bed and Bath
With just 11 guestrooms (no more than three to a floor), the hotel is quiet and intimate. Spacious and inviting, the rooms feel like apartments, with kitchenettes, full sofas and separate, carpeted bedrooms. Bright colors match the sunlight that streams in from the sunny Cote d’Azur: oranges, pinks and purples, offset by muted furniture and flooring.
Meet fellow guests in the cozy lounge during the morning breakfast hour or the evening cocktail hour — both are a good time to chat up the knowing concierge for dinner or sightseeing recommendations. Elsewhere, there’s a small fitness center, spa and screening room. But we suggest you head down to the beach to catch some rays — and stay on the lookout for a movie star or two.
In the Area
Cannes has no shortage of flash restaurants, but for good home cooking without the pretense (or the sticker shock), try La Brouette de Grand-Mère. The roast quail is the house specialty. Arrive early to avoid the lines at Astoux & Brun, a Croisette stalwart serving just-caught mussels, oysters and prawns since 1953. Every May the world’s cinema gods descend on Cannes for the annual film festival, the world’s largest international movie event. Even if you’re not in town for the 12-day star-studded showcase, the red carpet stays out year-round, so be sure to strike a pose.
62 boulevard d'Alsace
How to Get There
Flights are available to Nice Airport (NCE) from major U.S. airports on a variety of carriers. Private transfers to/from NCE, about 16 miles away, are approximately $124 per car, for up to three people, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Please note there is a 25 percent surcharge between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Taxis to/from NCE are approximately $97, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, parking is available on-site for $27 per day.